Today, Saturday, Macintosh is celebrating its silver anniversary, Apple Macintosh turns 25.
Over the short history of personal computing the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface rather than a command line interface was introduced twenty-five years ago on this day.
At the Flint Center at De Anza College in Cupertino, Steve Jobs introduced the Macintosh to 3000 attendees.
The original Macintosh machine had a 9 inch screen with 128k of RAM, an internal floppy drive, and came with keyboard and a single-button mouse; Macintosh brought combinations of graphical interface and the mouse.
Years after the launch of the first Macintosh by Apple, they later launched the iMac in 1998.
Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs announced earlier this month that he is taking a medical leave of absence until June. But the machine he helped pioneer enjoys as vaunted a place among some technophiles as the Ford Model T does among auto historians, and its descendants, like the iMac, the MacBook and the Mac Pro, are still going strong.
Meanwhile, Apple continued to produce Macs without Steve. Early market share success gave way to DOS and later DOS/Windows PCs.
Looking back in advance for Mac of 2034, many believe that everything will be soon high-tech, a quote from ZDNET.com says that, Someday, there will be a device that fits in the palm of your hand. Its screen will broadcast TV shows and movies and it will store virtual copies of all of your photographs and music. It will be connected to something called the Internet, which will give you access to more information than you'd ever want. And, finally, it will be your personal telephone with a number that stays with you no matter where you are. And it will be built by Apple.
Happy 25 Birthday Apple Macintosh from the world you have changed.